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overbite

 [o´ver-bīt]
extension of incisal ridges of the upper anterior teeth below the incisal ridges of the corresponding lower teeth when the jaws are closed normally.
Classification of overbite. From Darby and Walsh, 1994.

ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

1. the extension of the upper teeth over the lower teeth in a vertical direction when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion;
2. the distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically, especially for the distance that the upper incisal edges drop below the lower ones, but it may also describe the vertical relations of opposing cusps;
3. the relationship of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite

overbite

/over·bite/ (o´ver-bīt″) the extension of the upper incisor teeth over the lower ones vertically when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact.

overbite

(ō′vər-bīt′)
n.
A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower.

overbite

[ō′vərbīt]
Etymology: AS, ofer, over, bitan, to bite
increased vertical overlapping of the mandibular anterior (lower front) teeth by the maxillary anterior (upper front) teeth, usually measured perpendicular to the occlusal plane. Compare overclosure, overjet.
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Overbite

malocclusion of teeth

A form of dental malocclusion in which there is a reversal of the normal relationship of the mandibular and maxillary teeth, with lateral displacement of opposing teeth (i.e., a poor bite) and difficulty in mastication. Normally, mandibular teeth lie inside maxillary teeth and the outside mandibular cusps or incisal edges meet the central portion of opposing maxillary teeth.
 
Complications
Periodontal disease, caries.

ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

(vĕr'ti-kăl ō'vĕr-lap)
1. The extension of the upper teeth over the lower teeth in a vertical direction when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion.
2. The distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically.
3. The relationship of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite.

ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

(vĕr'ti-kăl ō'vĕr-lap)
1. Extension of upper teeth over lower teeth in a vertical direction when opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion.
2. Distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically, especially for distance that the upper incisal edges drop below lower ones, but may also describe vertical relations of opposing cusps.
3. Relationship of maxillary to mandibular incisors when incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite.
References in periodicals archive ?
This observation was in agreement with Helm and Petersen20, who observed remarkable stability of all malocclusion traits by age except for overbite and mandibular crowd-ing which tended to increase in frequency.
The moderate overjet and overbite as well as space anomalies were more frequent in adolescent than adults.
Moderate overbite and overjet were the second priority for seeking orthodontic treatment in adoles-cents.
The amounts of overbite and over jet significantly influence the variation of the curve of Spee in the mandibular arch.
The curve of Spee contributes to set up the anterior overbite and is favorable to the approach of the maxillary and mandibular occlusal planes, in mandibular elevation.
Dento-craniofacial relations in varying degrees of overbite.